Bird of Thunder from Habanero: Slot Review - rule the skies from high above!

Visit an ancient Indian desert where a legendary bird with magical powers awaits your arrival.

Throughout history, birds were worshipped as sacred creatures, none more so than in Native American culture where many tribes tell stories of the legend of a birdlike beast filled with magical powers. This bird was so powerful that it could summon lightning from the clouds above and would herald its arrival with a big clap of thunder. Games developer Habanero decided to explore the legend of this bird with their latest game release that's aptly called Bird of Thunder.

The slot has 5 reels, 30 paylines and comes with some interesting features such as Free Games, a Gamble mode, and 4 Progressive Jackpots.

Bird of Thunder Screenshot

Special Features

The first feature to mention is the Wild symbol and this is illustrated by the Bird of Thunder. It substitutes for all other symbols in the game except for the Scatter symbol. The Scatter symbol is depicted by a totem pole of the Bird of Thunder with a light red background. If you land 3 or more of these symbols anywhere across the reels then you will trigger the Free Games feature. In this game, you’ll be awarded 10 Free Games and each time a Scatter symbol shows up on the reels, you’ll receive an additional Free Game. The Wild symbol also comes into the play in the Free Games feature as when it appears on the reels, the Bird of Thunder will fly to a random symbol and transform it into a Wild symbol, thus further increasing your chances of a landing a big win.

The next feature to highlight is the Gamble mode. This is triggered when you land a win on the reels and it involves choosing a higher card than the dealer’s card from a set of 5 playing cards. If you beat the dealer then your winnings are doubled but if you pick a lower card than the dealer then you will lose all of your winnings and be taken back to the main game.

The final feature to mention is the set of 4 progressive jackpots. These jackpots are triggered randomly as you play the game and consist of a mini, minor, major, and a grand jackpot. If your luck is in and you win the grand jackpot then you will bag yourself a massive payout.

Theme and Graphics

The graphics are absolutely stunning to look at as the game takes place in a beautiful desert landscape complete with cacti and a dusky sky. You’ll also notice two colourful Totem poles are cleverly used to support the reels. The symbols are intricately detailed and consist of bears, bison, snakes, owls, and deer. A neat feature of each animal symbol is that they are daubed in Indian war paint which makes them really stand out as you spin the reels. The animations are excellent as symbols zap and sparkle whenever you land a win.

The music is very atmospheric with lots of soft drum beats, soothing pipes, and rhythmic chanting. It ties in really nicely with the theme of the game.

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

The game has 30 paylines, a fantastic RTP of 97.93% and a maximum payout of 1,250X your original bet.

Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.

Coin size range:
0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 1.00, 2.00, 5.00, 10.00, 25.00

  • Bird of Thunder Wild Symbol: 30 for 3X, 250 for 4X, 1,250 for 5X
  • Red Hawk Symbol: 1 for 3X, 3 for 4X, 10 for 5X
  • Bear Symbol: 30 for 3X, 250 for 4X, 1,250 for 5X
  • Bison Symbol: 20 for 3X, 150 for 4X, 500 for 5X
  • Snake Symbol: 20 for 3X, 150 for 4X, 250 for 5X
  • Owl Symbol: 10 for 3X, 70 for 4X, 150 for 5X
  • Deer Symbol: 10 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 100 for 5X
  • A Symbol: 7 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 60 for 5X
  • K Symbol: 7 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 50 for 5X
  • Q Symbol: 7 for 3X, 20 for 4X, 50 for 5X
  • J Symbol: 5 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 40 for 5X
  • 10 Symbol: 5 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 40 for 5X

Our Verdict on Bird of Thunder

Bird of Thunder is made by Habanero and it’s a thoroughly wonderful experience to play. The game is an absolute joy to look at. Although it does not contain that many features, the unique theme and presentation of this game will draw in plenty of players. Be sure to choose your cards very wisely when using the gamble mode otherwise your winnings could go up in smoke before you have a chance to collect them! Bird of Thunder should also reel in plenty of jackpot hungry players since it offers a mouth watering package of 4 different progressive jackpots.

Land a big fortune high up in the skies in Bird of Thunder!